The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


People [PERS ID:101]

First NameRobert
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameWood
Maiden Name
OccupationPhysician at Perth
Medical Professional?Medical Professional


Birth (year)
Date of death (year) 1788


Physician in Perth. Married Ann, daughter of the surgeon James Smyth of Aithernie, in 1751. His daughter Susanna married Dr Robert Thomas Crowfield of Great Russell Street, London in 1791.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 24Case of Mrs Beath, with a cough and other symptoms Cullen considers 'Rheumatic'.
2Case 180Case of John 11th Lord Gray, who 'is low-spirted and has lost his appetite for food and drink'.
3Case 352Case of Mr Francis who has a weak stomach.
4Case 749Case of William Macalpine who has swellings or 'boils' in his groins which he is hoping are not venereal.
5Case 913Case of Captain Stewart, who has an ague in 1777, and then consults Cullen again in 1781 when he is suffering from fits of the gout.
6Case 920Case of the Captain Gray who has a venereal infection.
7Case 958Case of Laurence Keir, who caught cold after leaving a warm room and suffers from stitch, manifesting in a feeling of weight up both sides of his back and prickling through his whole body.
8Case 1050Case of the Rev. John Henry who has been greatly weakened by a bad cough which has not responded to his efforts to relive it by spending time in the country.
9Case 1117Case of Miss [Amelia] Farquharson of Invercauld who travels to Edinburgh to see Cullen but whose dangerously advanced consumption soon proves fatal.
10Case 1156Case of Miss MacDuff: complex set of letters relating to the Macduff family.
11Case 1184Case of Lord Gray who has a nervous weakness.
12Case 1185Case of Lady Gray, who has gout.
13Case 1248Case of Mr John Donaldson, a 'gentleman farmer' seized with a Palsy.
14Case 1338Case of Mrs Wilson [Willson] who has rheumatism and then a possible kidney condition.
15Case 1343Case of Mrs Smith who has an eye condition.
16Case 1390Case of John Melliss who has been taking a course of Goat Whey.
17Case 1441Case of Mrs Fraser whose stomach disorder may be caused by an obstruction of the pylorus.
18Case 1502Case of a servant of Mr Murray of Darnhall, who has a tumour on his leg.
19Case 1965Case of 'Janet D', who sends a desperate plea that she wishes to see unnamed addressee or 'Robert' again urgently. She fears for her sanity.
20Case 2014Case of Mrs Murray who experiments with using a swing according to the published method devised by Dr Smith.
21Case 2102Case of a Mr Ross whose death is reported by Dr Robert Wood of Perth.
22Case 2358Case of 'Mrs-----', an unnamed female patient with a venereal infection, as reported by John Stoddart.
23Case 2500Case of a Mr Joseph who was effected by cold.
24Case 2501Case of Miss Ogilvy.
25Case 2548Case of Peter McCulloch, who is mentioned briefly as needing to be examined by Robert Wood, surgeon at Perth, to ascertain if he has 'the stone or not'.